Story By: Idul Ahmed
Planning a trip to Cherrapunji? Don’t forget to visit these breathtaking Cherrapunji sightseeing tourist attractions. Get complete information on how to reach, accommodation and more.
Tyrna Double decker trek
Located at a distance of 15km from Cherrapunji, the 3000 steps trek is physically exhausting and tests our endurance to the core, but the scenic beauty along with a sense of adventure coupled with the mesmerising sound of the nearby waterfalls makes the trek worth the effort.
“The journey is more important than the destination”, aptly defines the entire experience of the trek as it involves going through two narrow suspended rope bridges over swiftly flowing rivers, walking through traditional sacred groves of the tribal communities and the chilling yet serene view of the rainforest reminds of a scene from the Arnold starring “Predator” movie.
After a tiring trek for more than an hour and a half, One reaches the double-decker root bridge. The sight of the bridge brings to our mind the peaceful, sustainable coexistence of the tribal communities with Mother Nature.
Where to stay: Homestay at cheap rates is available in the villages around the double-decker bridge. A stay here provides an opportunity to interact with the villagers along with many foreign tourists.
Well Known Waterfalls
The East Khasi Hills District provided a stupendous view of numerous big and small waterfalls. I am just providing a list of some of the well-known waterfalls:
Seven Sister Falls
Tamabil is one of the major border trade routes between India and Bangladesh, located at a distance of around 90km from Shillong. The road to Tamabil provides scenic views and most part of it is entirely covered with a thick blanket of fog and mist.
A scenic view of the crystal clear water of the Dawki River
Dawki provides an excellent opportunity for adventure seekers with facilities like riverside night camping, river rafting and a chance to visit the border haats.
Living Root Bridge in Mawlyngong
Mawlynnong is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state, India. It is famous for its cleanliness and natural attraction. Mawlynnong was awarded the prestigious tag of ‘Cleanest Village in Asia’ in 2003 by Discover India Magazine.
Floating Rock near Mawlyngong
How To Reach
Tourist cars are available at affordable rates from both Guwahati and Shillong. For budget-constrained travellers, local taxis on sharing basis along with Meghalaya Transport Buses regularly ply between both Cherrapunji and Tamabil to Shillong. For those who are fond of self-driving, can book ZOOM cars from Guwahati for a day or two.
Numerous Homestays at very cheap rates are available all around Cherrapunji. Along with homestays, numerous hotels are also available:
• Cherrapunji Holiday Resort
• Polo Orchid Resort
• Sai mika
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